Python Learning Paths

Take your coding skills to the next level with Real Python’s accelerated study plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced Python developers.

Real Python Learning Paths

At Real Python, you can learn all things Python, from the ground up. Everything from the absolute basics of Python, to web development and web scraping, to data visualization, and beyond.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced Pythonista, our custom-made learning paths will take your skills to the next level with accelerated, hands-on study plans.

All of the resources in our learning paths were created by professional Python developers with years of experience to ensure that you’re learning the skills and techniques that really matter.

You’ll find your way through an entire Python curriculum, so you’ll always know what to focus on next.

Absolute Basics

If you’re completely new to programming and Python, then start your learning journey with the Python Basics learning path, which is designed to pick you up at the ground floor and carry you to basic proficiency with Python. After finishing this learning path, you’ll be well equipped to tackle any of our beginner learning paths.

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Python Basics: Introduction to Python

16 Resources ⋅ Skills: Python 3 Fundamentals, Real-World Projects

Beginner Paths

Get a jump start on your Python career with our learning resources designed for beginners. Here you’ll find fundamental concepts for Python beginners, which will help you get started on your journey to learn Python. These tutorials focus on the absolute essentials that you need to know about Python.

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Become a Python Web Developer

14 Resources ⋅ Skills: Web Development, Django, Flask, APIs

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Data Science With Python Core Skills

15 Resources ⋅ Skills: Pandas, NumPy, Data Cleaning, Data Visualization

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Introduction to Python

30 Resources ⋅ Skills: Core Python 3, Python Syntax

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Perfect Your Python Development Setup

13 Resources ⋅ Skills: Python Setup, Code Editors & IDEs, Running Apps

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Python Basics Book

19 Resources ⋅ Skills: Python 3 Fundamentals, Real-World Projects

Intermediate Paths

Once you’re past the basics, you can start digging into our intermediate-level tutorials, which will teach you new Python concepts. This category is for intermediate Python developers who already know the basics of Python development and want to expand their knowledge.

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Data Collection & Storage

9 Resources ⋅ Skills: Data Science, Databases

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Data Visualization With Python

10 Resources ⋅ Skills: NumPy, Matplotlib, Bokeh, Seaborn, pandas

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Flask by Example

8 Resources ⋅ Skills: Web Development, Flask Framework

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Math for Data Science

5 Resources ⋅ Skills: Statistics, Correlation, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression

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Python GUI Programming

5 Resources ⋅ Skills: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

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Python Web Scraping

9 Resources ⋅ Skills: Web Scraping, HTTP Requests, Data Parsing

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Test Your Python Apps

6 Resources ⋅ Skills: Testing Python Code, PyTest, Mocking

Advanced Paths

In this section, you’ll find Python learning resources that teach you advanced concepts so you can be on your way to becoming a master of the Python programming language. Once you’re past the intermediate level, you can start digging into these tutorials and courses, which will teach you advanced Python concepts and patterns.

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Ace Your Python Coding Interview

8 Resources ⋅ Skills: Python, Coding Problems, Algorithms

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DevOps With Python

7 Resources ⋅ Skills: Packaging & Deployment, AWS, Docker

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Django for Web Development

16 Resources ⋅ Skills: Django, Web Development, Projects

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Functional Programming With Python

9 Resources ⋅ Skills: Functional Programming Fundamentals

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GUI Programming With PyQt

8 Resources ⋅ Skills: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), Databases

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Machine Learning With Python

26 Resources ⋅ Skills: Image Processing, Text Classification, Speech Recognition

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Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) With Python

12 Resources ⋅ Skills: OOP Fundamentals, Classes & Objects, Methods

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pandas for Data Science

13 Resources ⋅ Skills: pandas, Data Science, Data Visualization

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Python Concurrency & Parallel Programming

9 Resources ⋅ Skills: Multithreading, Multiprocessing, Async IO

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Write More Pythonic Code

14 Resources ⋅ Skills: Best Practices, Writing Idiomatic Python

How to Select a Path That’s Right for You?

Learning Python isn’t a one-size-fits-all task, so think about why you’re here. What do you want to do with Python? Think about where you want to go, and then consider what skills you’ll need to get there.

If you jump into a learning path and get stuck, you can always ask for help in the Real Python Community Chat or at Office Hours. Those are also great places to hear from other programmers who have been in your shoes and may have suggestions on where to start.

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